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Bill Carter's book on the Leno/Conan mess

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Smasher_Sloan, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Vanity Fair has an excerpt:

  2. patchs

    patchs Active Member

    Carter is the best, if it's half as good as "Late Shift" it'll be awesome.
  3. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Bill Zehme did a good story on Jay/Conan in Playboy a few months ago.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Definitely a good read... The detail is amazing.
  5. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    really? we needed a book on this?
  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'll read it.
  7. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Yes, we needed a book on this. Late Shift remains one of my favorite behind the scenes TV books of all time. Carter's writing is first rate and it shows how badly Letterman got screwed by NBC. The irony is NBC tried to avoid another Leno/Letterman debacle and the network got exactly that.
  8. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    Another huge "Late Shift" fan. Also loved "Desperate Networks." I'll be buying this for sure.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Yeah, I love the behind the scenes stuff.
  10. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Desperate Networks was great.

    But I'm really not seeing how this story makes a whole book.
  11. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    We probably didn't need books on a football-lovin' West Texas oil town or a family that took in a homeless boy who turned out to be an NFL left tackle, but I'm glad they were written.
  12. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    though it seems that most of the story was told in the 6 page excerpt.
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